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Living A Bucket List Life: A Month in Four National Parks – Part 2

By On January 23, 2017

Click here to read Part 1 of the Bucket List Life Story…  It was the first weekend of July, and the first National Park to backpack in on this adventure was Rocky… Read More

Bierstadt Lake

Snowshoe: Bierstadt Lake Trail

By On December 15, 2016

Going on my National Parks backpacking trip this summer made me realize how I may take Rocky Mountain National Park for granted. It’s so easy to throw my gear in the back… Read More

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Estes Park

Snowshoe: Fern Lake

By On February 26, 2016

I’ve mentioned in some posts and Instagram updates that it’s “more about the moment than the milage.” This has been a recurring thought I tell myself when I’m not able to complete… Read More

Alberta Falls Winter
Alberta Falls

Snowshoe: Alberta Falls

By On February 3, 2016

On a quiet Monday I knocked out a bit of marketing client work first thing in morning and found myself with an admin day until an evening client commitment. “Why don’t you… Read More

Old Fall River Road RMNP
Old Fall River Road

Explore: Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

By On September 24, 2015

I’ve been hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park for years. We’re talking consecutive annual passes and hikes up there at least 3 times a month. While I’ve not even come close to… Read More

Splitleaf Indian Paintbrush
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Explore: Wildflower Viewing in Northern Colorado – Part 2

By On August 13, 2015

Well, I felt like I blinked and July was gone. It doesn’t help that we had so much rain in May and June, making it feel like a shortened summer already. However,… Read More

bobcat ridge
Bobcat Ridge Natural Area

Weekend Adventure Report

By On February 17, 2015

7 days off for a break, 6 days of straight hiking, 36+ miles logged, and each day a new area explored. So, this isn’t really the Weekend Adventure Report, but more like… Read More

Hidden Valley

Sled: Hidden Valley at Rocky Mountain National Park

By On January 9, 2015

One of my winter mountain sledding experiences from childhood will always be permanently burned into my brain. My Dad had my sisters and me for the weekend and decided to take us… Read More

Estes Park

Weekend Adventure Report

By On October 6, 2014

Loading View on Instagram This weekend took me back to one of my favorite places in Northern Colorado – Rocky Mountain National Park. Initially I was going to head up Long Draw… Read More

Estes Park

Hike: Hidden Valley at Rocky Mountain National Park

By On August 20, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park holds a special place in my heart. It’s one of the most beautiful areas to hike and fish in, there’s an abundance of wildlife to view, and it’s… Read More


Weekend Adventure Report

By On August 18, 2014

With the changing of  blog writers and new blog topics to cover, there’s also going to be some new post series here on Fresh Air Fort Collins. I’ll publish posts twice a… Read More

Best of Day Trips

Best Hikes of Rocky Mountain: Black Lake

By On June 25, 2014

Rocky Mountain National Park has no shortage of views. They’re all great, but some are absolutely spectacular. Black Lake is the latter. MY RATING: 5 Stars. Black Lake is one of the best hikes in Rocky… Read More

Best of Day Trips

Video Tour in Rocky Mountain National Park: The Lakes at Tyndal Gorge and Loch Vale

By On August 30, 2013

I thought I do another video tour of a hike since that seemed to be a pretty popular one last time. And really, what better way to check out a trail than… Read More

Best of Day Trips

Great Rocky Mountain National Park Hikes: Lake Haiyaha

By On August 28, 2013

So, today’s post picks-up where I left last week on the Lakes at the Bear Lake TH in Rocky Mountain National Park. So, you’ll have plenty of options for your Labor Day… Read More

Best of Day Trips

Rock Mountain National Park: Dream Lake, Nymph Lake, Emerald Lake and Then Even More Lakes!

By On August 21, 2013

This past Sunday I went up to Rock Mountain without reading a guide book. Or really knowing anything other than where to get off the shuttle and that I wanted to see… Read More

The Diamond and Columbine Falls. At the end of the Chasm Lake Hike, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Best of Day Trips

Rocky Mountain Park’s Chasm Lake Hike: The Diamond, Waterfalls, and Wildlife. Oh Yeah, and It’s Free.

By On June 20, 2013

There aren’t a lot of places where you can hike for free in Rocky Mountain National Park. Most everything involves waiting in line at the ranger station to pay for your day… Read More